The r-l register, with annotations by another hand, Volum 6


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Pàgina 26 - And not being troubled with too anxious a zeal for any matter in question, he was never more tedious or more earnest than the preconceived opinions and present temper of his hearers required, to whom he was always in perfect unison. He conformed exactly to the temper of the House ; and he seemed to guide, because he was always sure to follow it.
Pàgina 27 - TOWNSHEND, nor of course know what a ferment he was able to excite in every thing by the violent ebullition of his mixed virtues and failings ; for failings he had undoubtedly. Many of us remember them—- We are this day considering the effect of them.
Pàgina 29 - ... men. All eyes were fixed on them, all ears open to hear them ; each party gaped, and looked alternately for their vote, almost to the end of their speeches. While the House hung in this uncertainty, now the...
Pàgina 27 - ... of them. But he had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause ; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate, passion for fame ; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls. He worshipped that goddess wheresoever she appeared ; but he paid his particular devotions to her in her favourite habitation, in her chosen temple, the House of Commons.
Pàgina 29 - ... they rebellowed from the other; and that party to whom they fell at length from their tremulous and dancing balance always received them in a tempest of applause.
Pàgina 6 - As I foretold you, were all fpirits, and Are melted into air, into thin air ; And, like the bafelefs fabric of this vifion, The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The folemn temples, the great globe itfelf, Yea, all which it inherit, fhall diffolve ; And, like this infubftantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind ! We are fuch fluff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a Deep.
Pàgina 25 - Townfhend, officially the re-producer of this fatal fcheme; whom I cannot even now remember without fome degree of fenfibility.- In truth, Sir,, he was the delight and ornament of this houfe, and the charm of every private fociety which he honoured with his prefence.
Pàgina 172 - English troops happened to be, that officers being convinced that neither high birth nor great employments can shelter offences of such a nature, and that, seeing they are subject to censures much worse than death to a man who has any sense of honour, they may avoid the fatal consequences arising from disobedience of orders.
Pàgina 172 - ... to cenfures much worfe than death, to a man •who has any fenfe of honour, they may avoid the fatal confequences anting from difobedience of orders.
Pàgina 28 - ... place, no man living could divine, -from any known adherence to parties, to opinions, or to principles, from any order or fyftem in their...

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